Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program Specialist

International Rescue Committee

IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened a Denver office in 2016 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office is slated to resettle approximately 200-250 refugees per year and provides wraparound program services that assist refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, survivors of torture, asylum seekers, and other immigrant populations. The IRC in Denver’s service approach is client-centered, empowerment-focused, trauma-informed, and multigenerational.

Job Overview:

Under the direction of the Health Program Coordinator, the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program Specialist will be responsible for implementing culturally appropriate interventions to improve health outcomes for refugee mothers and children.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update Maternal and Child Health program curricula.
  • Research and develop Maternal and Child Health program strategies.
  • Track outcomes, analyze data, and provide recommendations for program improvement.
  • Conduct outreach. Maintain and cultivate partnerships.
  • Train and supervise 1-2 Maternal and Child Health Interns per semester and program volunteers.
  • Maintain pregnancy and proof of pregnancy tracking with Health and Public Benefits teams.
  • Coordinate pre-natal/post-partum care and education.
  • Coordinate new-born appointments and follow up.
  • Facilitate WIC orientations or re-connect families to WIC as needed.
  • Coordinate and distribute WeeCycle donations to clients, including car seats and conducting education on proper use.
  • Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency.
  • Participate in all Health program meetings and staff development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Public Health, Health Promotion or Social Work preferred.
  • Experience in health education/administration; preferably with diverse/refugee population.
  • Experience in maternal health programming preferred.
  • Familiar with Medicaid, US health care system, and refugee health needs/issues strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with limited-English speakers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually as well as a team member.
  • Strong computer skill with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); database experience a plus.
  • Well-organized with proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively.
  • Commitment to the IRC mission and core values.
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance and access to reliable transportation required.

Working Environment

  • A combination of standard office environment and remote work.
  • Staff are required to adhere to IRC’s COVID risk mitigation policies, which may include masking, physical distancing, enhanced hygiene practices, symptom screening, and isolation and quarantine when needed. IRC policies may be stricter than federal, state, or local level policies.

COVID-19 Vaccination: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, regular position classified as a non-exempt and eligible for overtime under state and federal law. Starting compensation range is $21.00- $24.00/hour per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, this total compensation package includes: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month with low to no deductible; dental insurance starting at $7 per month; vision insurance starting at $5 per month; FSA for healthcare, dependent care, and commuter costs; a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested employer matching; disability & life insurance; generous parental leave; and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. In addition, the IRC in Denver offers annual staff development funds and actively promotes learning and growth for its team members.

How to apply

Deadline: 10 May 2023